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Policy Over Party: The Legacy of Senator Arlen Specter
How does crossing party lines change politics and influence policy?

While it will be long debated whether former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter’s complex and controversial political legacy merits mainly praise or criticism, there can be no doubt that this complicated man was a major force in America. In his decades-long career, Specter often broke rank with his party in order to do what he felt was right for the country, becoming “one of the few true wild cards of Washington politics.”

In this exclusive talk for Jefferson, Textile, and Philadelphia University alumni, Faculty Director of the Arlen Specter Center at Thomas Jefferson University and faculty member Evan Laine, JD, shares an examination of Specter’s career through storytelling and photographs. You’ll learn more about this political trailblazer and the legacy Laine explores in his new book, “Arlen Specter: Scandals, Conspiracies, and Crisis in Focus.”

A Q&A follows the talk.

Please note that the book title is linked to the sales page on Amazon.

Mar 9, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Evan Laine, JD
Director of the Law & Society Program, Faculty Director at the Arlen Specter Center, and Associate Professor of History @Thomas Jefferson University
Evan Edward Laine, JD, is associate professor of history at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the program director of the Law and Society major and faculty director for the Arlen Specter Center. Previously, Laine was an attorney specializing in civil trial law. In addition to “Arlen Specter: Scandals, Conspiracies, and Crisis in Focus,” he has written and lectured in the fields of conspiracy theory and civil law and is the author of “Nixon and the Dragon Lady: Did Richard Nixon Conspire with Anna Chennault in 1968 to Destroy Peace in Vietnam?”